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Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:49 am
by ljs123
impairedsquirrel wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:35 am
I may be calling these incorrectly, but the way I'm seeing it the 78-S v111 would be the missing winner for 2012. I'm counting all of these for the year the award was given (so v111's Sept. 2011 discovery was the winner at the 2012 VAMthing...)
Rob,
I guess I really don't know how it is counted. Because I did the submission for the 1892-CC VAM-2A back in 2016, and it was awarded VOTY very early in 2017, I thought it was the VOTY for 2016.
This is exactly why I would like to find out the history of VOTY, and get an "official" (or sort of official) list for the VOTY.

Thanks again for everyone's help.

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:55 am
by 78-sLongnock
I sent Rob a copy of SSDC Vam E volume 9 issue 9 from 5/24/12 stating “2011 Vam of the year Vam 111.

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:50 am
by fogie
I have taken a look at the comments above and as a result - made a set called "VAM of the Year" based on the aforementioned conversation. It is not set in stone so no "fan/fecal matter interfacing" should it differ from your recollecting - Just let me know and I will be happy to fix it. I would like it to be complete and correct. Brent

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:10 am
by CascadeChris
impairedsquirrel wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:35 am
I may be calling these incorrectly, but the way I'm seeing it the 78-S v111 would be the missing winner for 2012. I'm counting all of these for the year the award was given (so v111's Sept. 2011 discovery was the winner at the 2012 VAMthing...)
I have a 78p v111 and every time I come across it in a box I think "ooooh" 😳... then my brain kicks in a second later 😢

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:30 pm
by ljs123
fogie wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:50 am
I have taken a look at the comments above and as a result - made a set called "VAM of the Year" based on the aforementioned conversation. It is not set in stone so no "fan/fecal matter interfacing" should it differ from your recollecting - Just let me know and I will be happy to fix it. I would like it to be complete and correct. Brent
Brent,
Thank you for the list. That is exactly what I was hoping for. Hopefully we can get the rest of the years filled in. I just don't have any idea where to find the information.

Here is the VOTY list so far;

2018; 1879-S VAM-104
2017; 1884-S VAM-11A
2016; 1892-CC VAM-2A
2015; 1924-P VAM-8B
2014; 1882-CC VAM-7
2013; 1890-O VAM-33
2012; 1878-P VAM-85
2011; 1878-S VAM-111
2010; ???
2009; ???
2008; ???
2007; ???
? 2006 ?; 1888-S VAM-13

If anyone can provide more information, please do so.

Brent, thanks again!

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:47 pm
by messydesk
I have all the information for these. I may or may not be able to put the list together tonight. There's been some pretty cool ones.

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:12 pm
by ljs123
Thanks JB
I was thinking that the 1921-P VAM-31A1 or 2 was the 2007 VOTY, but I may be wrong on that. I will look forward to seeing what you come up with.
GREAT progress!
Thanks everyone!

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:57 pm
by vampicker
As I recall, Leroy wanted to make 'scribble scratches' the VAM of the Year for 2007. Since it's an SSDC award, the board actually makes the selection and they opted not to award any VAM that year.

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:08 pm
by CascadeChris
vampicker wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:57 pm
As I recall, Leroy wanted to make 'scribble scratches' the VAM of the Year for 2007. Since it's an SSDC award, the board actually makes the selection and they opted not to award any VAM that year.
I can see the protesting now if that happened :shock:

...and I can also see Dennis doing the Elaine happy dance from Seinfeld :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good, well rounded call methinks ;)

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:01 pm
by ljs123
vampicker wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:57 pm
As I recall, Leroy wanted to make 'scribble scratches' the VAM of the Year for 2007. Since it's an SSDC award, the board actually makes the selection and they opted not to award any VAM that year.
JR,
Thanks for the history lesson. This is why I'm asking for information about the VOTY. It's long before I got into VAMs, and I don't know a lot about what VAMs have been selected. It's getting very hard to improve my focus sets, so I was thinking about trying to work on the VOTYs. I only have two from the incomplete list. But at least it's a start. :)

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:22 pm
by DHalladay
Let's retroactively make 1921-P VAM 44 the 2004 winner. :lol:
(BTW Elaine on Seinfield was/is a hottie.)

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:36 am
by crabscrape
Where oh where is that Vam 44? Oh where oh where can it be?

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:41 am
by Mhomei
Spoke with Hairsplitter and his plaque says
2013 1882 CC VAM-7

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:07 am
by vampicker
This is what the 2011 award looks like

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:16 am
by 78-sLongnock
Show off ! 🤩

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:24 am
by JohnGoldsmith
I never seen any awards in 2018. Some how I missed the boat.

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:25 am
by CascadeChris
vampicker wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:07 am
This is what the 2011 award looks like
One day I'll be hanging one of those too, hopefully. #Goals :mrgreen:

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:59 am
by vampicker
Much of my life revolves around other people's coins. That VAM 111 was one of them.

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:32 am
by 78-sLongnock
its an amazing one, probably the first use of both OB & Rev B-2 die pair.

Re: VAM of the Year???

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:36 pm
by dave700x
I remember all of the air time that VAM-85 got. I joined CCF about that time and member Brian1315 posted several times about it. It was quite a discovery given the amount of time elapsed since the prior long nock discovery... :)

And then the 2A is the one that should be the discovery of the decade... Nate was really proud of that one.... :cry: